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Articles on Time Management


I have many posts on my blog Adult ADD Strengths on Time Management


Teaching Time Management to Children with ADHD

Teachers' tools and techniques to help ADHD students get organized and use classroom time more efficiently.


Tired of Always Running Late?

Time-management strategies to help ADHD adults be on time and organized.


Gee Whiz, I Missed It Again: How Can I Improve My Time Management Skills?

Simple step by step guide on time management for Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder via use of a dayplanner


10 Keys To Time Management: A Guide (PDF)

Good tips including emotional one.


A Guide to Organizing the Home and Office PDF

Another Great pdf from the National Resource Center on ADHD. Discusses why adults with AD/HD have trouble with organization, how to improve organizational skills at the home and office and how to stay organized.


Managing Personal Time

Personal page on time management + bible quotes. Heads up for the athiests.


Monochronic and Polychronic Views of Time

Different ways of viewing time. Also discusses convergent and divergent thinkers. Very thought provoking.


Tips on how to make your to-do list loveable

By Mark Forster, Time Management Consultant. He says that to do list's don't usually work but if you have to use them here's some tips.


Ten Things You Can Do to Slow Down Today!

Is being continually busy and rushing non stop working for you? If not check this out.


Time Management: Learning to Use a Day Planner (PDF)

Great pdf from the National Resource Center on ADHD. Discusses selecting the right day planner, effective strategies for using a day planner and using a day planner for short- and long-term planning to improve time management results for adults with ADHD.


Time Management & Organization

Lew Mills discuss books for time management for adders.


The 20 Best Ways To Take Time For Yourself (PDF)

We often neglect the most important person in our lives.


Time Management Articles From Mind Tools

Beating Procrastination – Manage your time. Get it all done.

Activity Logs – Know where your time goes

Action Plans – Starting to achieve, in a small way

Prioritized To Do Lists – Taking control of your time

Scheduling Skills – Bringing your workload under control

Personal Goal Setting – Planning to live your life your way

Time Management Products Reviewed


Using a Day Planner as a Life Planner

By Kathleen Nadeau, Ph.D. She co wrote ADD Friendly ways to Organize your Life. A GREAT book for organizing for ADDers. Using a dayplanner is not a single skill, but involves a set of skills that can be worked on, one-by-one.

Randy Pausch's Time Management Tricks Video and Slides

According to his doctors, computer science professor Randy Pausch has three to six months to live due to cancer, and in this video lecture he shares his tips for making the most of your time, "the most precious commodity you have." on Lifehacker


What Teachers Can Do To Help With Time Management for kids with ADD

Many helpful suggestions.




Books on Time Management


Add-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

Add-Friendly Ways to Organize Your Life

The number one book for ADHD Adults on time management and organization.

It's the first book I recommend to my adult ADHD coaching clients.

Three main areas of organizing are included: organizing things; organizing papers; and organizing time. Following the stories are sets of solutions, both conventional and innovative, that offer the AD/HD adult options on how to implement the text into his or her own life. Critical to the AD/HD adult is support, and Recommended Levels of Support are included that enable the reader to implement the solution and continue to make it work over time. Each chapter closes with a Chapter Review and this feature shows the level of understanding of the audience by these authors.


Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day. By Gina Trapani

Lifehacker: 88 Tech Tricks to Turbocharge Your Day  By Gina Trapani

The 88 "life hacks" -- clever shortcuts and lesser-known, faster ways to complete a task -- in this book are some of the best in's online archive. Every chapter describes an overarching lifehacker principle, then segues into several concrete applications. Each hack includes a step-by-step how-to for setting up and using the solution with cross-platform software, detailed screen shots, and sidebars with additional tips



Conquering Chronic Disorganization

Conquering Chronic Disorganization

Based on the stories of real chronically disorganized people, "Conquering's" radical, easy-to-implement methods puts an end to long-standing paper, residential, and office clutter; and ends lifelong time management woes forever. Written by one of the nation's foremost authorities on chronic disorganization, Judith Kolberg, the Director of the National Study Group on Chronic Disorganization, "Conquering" is funny, educational, and totally unique.



Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Allen, a management consultant and executive coach, provides insights into attaining maximum efficiency and at the same time relaxing whenever one needs or wants to. Readers learn that there is no single means for perfecting organizational efficiency or productivity; rather, the author offers tools to focus energies strategically and tactically without letting anything fall through the cracks. He provides tips, techniques, and tricks for implementation of his workflow management plan, which has two basic components: capture all the things that need to get done into a workable, dependable system; and discipline oneself to make front-end decisions with an action plan for all inputs into that system. In short, do it (quickly), delegate it (appropriately), or defer it.

There are tons of blogs and websites on GDT, he has a real cult following..



The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certainty

The Power of Focus: How to Hit Your Business, Personal and Financial Targets with Absolute Certain

Canfield, Hansen, and Hewitt have taken the best ideas from their own successful careers (seventy-nine years of combined business expertise), and distilled them into ten powerful focusing principles. The result is a treasury of insights that is enjoyable to read and easy to understand. At the outset, the book identifies the three most important fundamentals for consistent success: developing unusual clarity; understanding that habits determine your future; and using a "no exceptions policy" approach to focus on what you want. Numerous anecdotes and inspiring stories help to reinforce each principle.



View from the Cliff: A Course in Achieving Daily Focus

View from the Cliff: A Course in Achieving Daily Focus

by Lynn Weiss

As Weiss points out, ADD people - or so we're labelled by society - are big-picture, bottom-line people. She wastes no time getting to the point. Each chapter is bulleted as: Here's the problem; here's why; here's what TO do; what NOT to do; challenges you might face while attempting this. Perfect.
She also notes in the introduction that each reader is designed differently, and in putting the book together she realizes that no one is going to identify with ALL of the troubles she seeks to address. She recommends that each person use the book as s/he needs and not get hung up on anything there that might seem another label or that might not fit the individual. Actually, the introduction is one of the best parts of the book - it deals the most inclusively with the psychology of ADD; the rest deals with tools to handle it day-to-day.




Websites on Time Management



All about digital productivity. "An award-winning, daily blog that features tips, shortcuts, and downloads that help you get things done smarter and more efficiently." Which is true.


David Allen's Website

Author of Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. Articles, a web based bulletin board system and an ezine and more. Great book, great resources.


43 Folders

By prolific productivity guru Merlin Mann. Focuses on personal productivity. Lots of info on the cult of GDT, Getting Things Done. Check out his Inbox Zero series.

Very popular with some women with ADD. Organizing your time and life. Also housekeeping ideas, products and more.


Get Organized

Website with thousands of tips and ideas to help you organize your home, organize your office and organize your life.


Mark Forster Time Management Weblog

Blog plus article on Time Management. He also has a free ezine.


Printable Checklist

Site with 261 free printable checklists to keep you on track




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